family Rajidae


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Noun1.family Rajidae - bottom-dwelling tropical rays: skates
fish family - any of various families of fish
Batoidei, order Batoidei, order Rajiformes, Rajiformes - fish with dorsoventrally flattened bodies; includes: rays; skates; guitarfishes; sawfishes
skate - large edible rays having a long snout and thick tail with pectoral fins continuous with the head; swim by undulating the edges of the pectoral fins
genus Raja, Raja - type genus of the family Rajidae
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These factors, along with bycatch, can lead these organisms to a population decline, and the family Rajidae is one of the most vulnerable to exploitation (Dulvy and Reynolds, 2002).
venezuelae was lower in females than in males, backing the hypothesis proposed by Braccini & Chiaramonte (2002) for some small sized skates of the family Rajidae, where females reach size of sexual maturity before males, Psammobatis extenta and U.
However, these changes to the genus Zearaja are one part of the taxonomic and systematic issues of genera within the Family Rajidae (Eschmeyer & Fong 2011).